Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance Americas

International Volunteer Program|New York|Corporate & Investment banking

Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance Americas

New York, United States International Volunteer Program Corporate & Investment banking


Within the GLBA/ENV department, you will join the Impact Structuring Team in charge of structuring sustainable finance solutions and ESG Advisory services for the benefit of the bank’s issuer and investor clients. This team works in cooperation with the coverage and business lines of GLBA and deploys its ESG expertise to design tailor-made products (bonds, loans, guarantees and derivatives) and services fitting the clients’ market access optimization and sustainable development agenda. You will be part of this team’s representation in AMER.

During your VIE mission you will be in charge of these responsibilities :

  • Assist GLBA AMER coverage and business lines to familiarize with ESG and embed the concepts in their offer.
  • Contribute to the development, hand in hand with the GLBA AMER business lines and coverage, of the sustainable products for issuers and investors, bringing expertise and the understanding of market practices, 
  • Contribute to the development, hand in hand with the GLBA AMER business lines and coverage, of the ESG advisory offer for issuers offers
  • Interact with ESG rating agencies and other ESG consultants, 
  • Contribute to the deployment of GLBA ESG roadmap in AMER

Profile required

Your profile

  • Graduate with a Master degree from Business/Engineering School or University with a specialization in Finance or Sustainability
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient/Good command of MS Office
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to work alone and in teams, cooperation skills

All our positions are open to people with disabilities

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

This VIE in New-York is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 18 months.
The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information (including your financial indemnities), please see Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000WA5
Entity: SG Americas Securities
Starting date: 2023/03/01
Publication date: 2022/11/14